August Newsletter

This Month in History: 1793 France becomes 1st country to use the metric system 1876 Thomas Edison is granted the patent for Autographic Printing (US Patent 180,857) 1877 Thomas Edison completes 1st model for the phonograph, a device that recorded sound onto tinfoil...

July Newsletter

This Month in History: 1698 Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine 1850 Benjamin Lane patents gas mask with a breathing apparatus 1854 Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S. patent for a paper shirt collar 1892 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine,...

June Newsletter

This Month in History: 1856 Cullen Whipple patents a machine for making screws 1882 Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC 1867 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio 1834 American inventor and businessman Cyrus McCormick patents the reaping machine...

May Newsletter

This Month in History: 1847 Scot Robert Thompson patents rubber tire 1879 George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile 1908 “Take me out to the Ball Game” registered for copyright. 1887 Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film (used...

April Newsletter

This Month in History: 1984 8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours 1868 A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever – a 50-foot tidal wave 1882 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks 1827 English chemist John Walker invents...

March Newsletter

Patent and Trademark News: An interesting article was written about one of the quickest Appellate Decisions. This decision came in just 163 from patent issuance. The case was M-I LLC v. FPUSA, LLC, 626 F. App’x 995 (Fed. Cir. September 24, 2015), and you can read the...

February Newsletter

Patent and Trademark News: Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate officially confirmed Judge Leonard P. Stark to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Federal Circuit bench has great importance to the world of patent law as...

January Newsletter

Patent and Trademark News: The American Innovation and Choice Online Act was introduced in mid-October by Senators John Kennedy (R-LA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA). On January 20, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted 16-6 to advance the bill...

This month in History – December

1843 Manila paper (made from sails, canvas and rope) patented in Massachusetts 1854 Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair 1879 1st automatic telephone switching system patented 1805 Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth 1884...

This month in History – November

1956 Nobel for physics awarded to William Shockley, Walter H. Brattain and John Bardeen 2012 Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang 1846 Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg...